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#12160445 - 07/21/17 VETS Shopping Online  
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I just received an email from a VET friend of mine about an article in our local paper. The article was referring to veterans being able to shop online tax-free at the online exchange come Nov 11 this year. Any of you seen this anywhere?


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#12172486 - 07/27/17 Re: VETS Shopping Online [Re: idnative1948]  
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#12211477 - 08/16/17 Re: VETS Shopping Online [Re: idnative1948]  
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If its an effort for self preservation of the exchange program, then it just might work.

I already qualify being military but its a great idea.


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#12218525 - 08/19/17 Re: VETS Shopping Online [Re: idnative1948]  
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It is obviously an attempt to save the exchanges. The smaller military and competition has to be putting a lot of pressure on the exchange system. All that aside, I heard about it and submitted my info. It was very easy. I was chosen to be a beta tester, which means I can shop now. I have been to the site a number of times. I can not find anything to buy. The brands are a mixed bag and the prices are not that great.

#12228750 - 08/24/17 Re: VETS Shopping Online [Re: idnative1948]  
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It's NOT for Veterans !

Here's what the site said to me:

You are not an authorized customer. Access to the Exchange Online Store is restricted to:

Active Duty Military
Military Retirees
Reserves
National Guard Personnel
Department of State Officials serving in foreign countries
And, dependants of the above
Veterans Canteen

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#12229812 - 08/24/17 Re: VETS Shopping Online [Re: idnative1948]  
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The link in my post above doesn't work anymore, it was just for a trial period. The current info is at http://publicaffairs-sme.com/pressrelease/?p=2913

Note that the program doesn't actually open up to all veterans until Veterans Day.

Veterans Can Visit VetVerify.org for Exchange Online Shopping Authentication

DALLAS – As the Department of Defense’s military exchange services prepare to welcome potentially 13 million honorably discharged Veterans back to their military families this coming Veteran’s Day, VetVerify.org has launched to confirm eligibility to receive a lifelong military exchange online shopping.

Veterans may log onto VetVerify.org, which will use information from DoD’s Defense Manpower Data Center’s records and inform them of their ability to access this new benefit. If a Veteran’s record has character of service data and that data meets the criteria for the online benefit, the Veteran will be verified to shop. Then, beginning on Nov. 11, the Veteran can log onto to the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps and Navy Exchange websites at shopmyexchange.com, shopcgx.com, mymcx.com and mynavyexchange.com for tax-free shopping. If a Veteran’s information is incomplete, VetVerify.org will provide guidance on next steps.

Extending online shopping privileges to all honorably discharged Veterans will directly improve family and support programs for Soldiers, Airmen, Sailors, Marines and Coast Guard members as well as their families. Increased sales and earnings as a result of Veterans online shopping benefit have the potential to generate tens of millions of dollars in additional dividends to Quality-of-Life programs. These funds decrease taxpayers’ burden to support services and programs on military installations around the world. The Army & Air Force Exchange Service, Coast Guard Exchange Marine Corps Exchange and Navy Exchange currently provide more than $300 million in support for military Quality-of-Life programs annually.

#12248863 - 09/03/17 Re: VETS Shopping Online [Re: idnative1948]  
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A friend did get Exchange shooting access during the test period mentioned above.

Access opens to qualified Veterans on this coming Veterans Day.

Here's another web site that explains the program:

https://www.militarytimes.com/pay-b...ss-to-online-military-exchange-shopping/

#12251538 - 09/04/17 Re: VETS Shopping Online [Re: idnative1948]  
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I just was verified


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